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Friday, November 29, 2019

Rayman Legends Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of Rayman Legends this week for PC platform until December 6.

Almost close to their first anniversary of launch, Epic Games Store is going strong as a rising platform for online digital distribution from Epic Games and continuing handing out free games to players at their outlet on a regular basis.

For giveaway of this week, PC version of Rayman Legends was announced earlier and is now available on EGS. Starting from today, anyone with a free account can add it to their collection before December 6, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Rayman Legends Free on Epic Games Store Now

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The game is a classic platform game experience and fifth mainline Rayman series release from developer/publisher Ubisoft. Set after a century of past events, titular protagonist makes a comeback with friends to rescue princesses.

Aside from intense action and epic boss battles like any normal platformer title, it will keep you invested constantly through challenging levels. Other strong gameplay aspects include nicely balanced difficulty settings and smooth controls.

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Though a multiplayer online feature is missing, the game has an enjoyable co-op mode to locally play with friends. Considering Rayman Legends as an age appropriate title for everyone above age 10, EGS has only picked one game.

Epic Store has already revealed their upcoming addition for freebie giveaway next week, which is action-exploration game Jotun: Valhalla Edition from Thunder Lotus Games and will be coming to their outlet by December 5, 2019.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Gris Coming to PS4

Indie platform-adventure Gris will take you to an emotional journey on PS4, arriving November 26, 2019.

When indie platform-adventure game Gris came out last year for Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC, it skipped release on two major consoles. A few months back in August, the game received an iOS port launched for players on mobile.

Today, developer Nomada Studio and publisher Devolver Digital has came out announcing a PlayStation 4 version of their critically-acclaimed title, which is more than a simple port and is set to release on November 26, 2019.

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Gris Coming to PS4

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Lauded by fans for its stunning visual design and fluid animation, dev team decided to do some rework to its dreamlike world before PS4 launch. To make it the best version of Gris, they almost ran over all different aspects that made it great.

In an attempt to take advantage of PlayStation 4 Pro and its 4K display, over five thousand in-game assets are refurbished rather than just upscaling them on top of a few noticeable quality of life  improvements and an exclusive homage.

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Gris Limited Run Games PS4 Edition

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Its beautiful score has been put together without much compression for a cleaner audio output. Programmer Roger Mendoza of Nomada Studio hopes for their indie platformer to find an emotional connection with player community.

Gris will initially arrive at PlayStation Store for digital download and physical copies are available at Limited Run Games. Whether or not owners of Xbox One consoles will be able to enjoy this adventure in future is yet to confirm.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Messenger Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of side-scrolling platformer title The Messenger in free giveaway this week.

This week on free PC game giveaway of Epic Games, side-scrolling action platformer game The Messenger from developer Sabotage Studios and publisher Devolver Digital has made it to their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

Starting off from today, the title becomes available right away for anyone and everyone with a free account on Epic Store to claim forever and you have until November 21, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT to add it to your games collection for free.

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The Messenger Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Heavily inspired by Ninja Gaiden series, The Messenger let players assume role of a young ninja who takes it upon himself to deliver a scroll to save his clan by going through a cursed world when an army of demons laid siege to his village.

Aside from banking on many classic gameplay aspects of its respective genre, it introduces new inclusions like providing player character with climbing claws, rope dart to use as grappling hook and a wingsuit to glide into places.

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Though EGS typically offers more than one title these days, gamers on PC platform is getting only getting a single game for current week. This is probably because they chose a game suitably rated for a larger group of young audience in the first place.

For their upcoming free game of next week, Epic Games Store already announced 2018 real-time tactics roguelite title Bad North Jotunn Edition by Plausible Concept and Raw Fury, which will go live from November 21, 2019.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

Latest PlayStation ad from Sony might have teased brand-new Crash Bandicoot game awaiting reveal.

When Crash Bandicoot franchise originally debuted back in 90's on PlayStation consoles, it almost became an unofficial mascot for Sony's gaming platform and even today, it is largely popular to a wide range of audience.

A recently released live-action commercial by PlayStation featuring renowned characters from many first and third part IPs, most likely has teased a brand-new game from the same series, rumored to be called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

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Crash Bandicoot Game Teased in PlayStation Ad

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At one point at this ad titled "It's Time to Play" (0:11), Crash can be seen racing in his kart with an Aku-Aku mask floating alongside him and another never-before-seen one hovering around villain character Neo Cortex on that same frame.

Given how much it costs to make an advert like that, no will try to sneak in a non-canon mask there without any valid reason. Many have simply overlooked that small detail but then started spinning out ideas about it when noticed.

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Nicholas Kole, artist for Activision owned subsidiary developer studio Toys for Bob then Retweeted the following.


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Kole previously posted on Twitter and then quickly deleted an image that seems like a character art from an unannounced project. He then suspiciously shared an image from the ad pointing out that mystery mask by a fellow a Twitter user.

Shortly afterwards, a fan on Reddit noticed a print ad for Crash Bandicoot on a bus as part of same campaign for PlayStation brand. They used modern rendition of his character model that is slightly revamped to look similar to PS original design.

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Crash Bandicoot Large Print Ad

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Then another leak from a source came out that originally broke news of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy remakes ahead of official reveal, which suggests the game is reportedly being called Crash Bandicoot Worlds.

Currently under development by Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions as a semi open-world game like Super Mario 3D World, it would possibly unveil at The Game Awards 2019 on 13 December, 2019 with a timed PlayStation 4 exclusivity for a year. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Indivisible Out Now

Action role-playing-platform game Indivisible from Lab Zero Games and 505 Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, action role-playing-platform title Indivisible from developer Lab Zero Games and publisher 505 Games releases today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

After their work on 2D fighting game Skullgirls received critical-acclaim, developers started working on their newest project. Its gameplay mechanics has turn-based RPG elements that reside with a mix of platforming exploration.

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Indivisible Out Now

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Indivisible centers around a fearless girl named Ajna in its lead role, who has mysterious abilities absorb incarnations within her. These powers awakened when her village was burned down by warlord and sent her on hot pursuit.

Throughout her journey across the fantasy world of Loka, she will come across a wide array of guest characters that will be of her assistance. Also, there are many incarnations to encounter, so that she can absorb them and help her fight.

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Hand-Animated Combat Sequences

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"Incarnations" will draw themselves inside her inner realm sometimes and would only appear when she will need them. Since they all possess different unique abilities and skills, choosing them wisely will be critical for fights.

Being a rebel by nature, Ajna will develop more skills and will learn more about herself as she keep exploring. There is an assortment of over 20 customizable characters and an experimental battle system always keeps things interesting.

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Meet New Incarnations

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A launch trailer came out showcasing key-features and mainline story of the game and for heralding its arrival.




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Its characters and surrounding world is inspired by a wide array of diverse cultures and mythos. Moveset for actions are pretty easy to get a hold on and players can certainly defy a few turns if they really need to or attack all at once.

Indivisible retained the signature hand-drawn style of its creators that gives it a unique vibe in overall. Lab Zero Games did a fine job in seamlessly merging platforming and real-time combat mechanics onto an overlay of a solid story.

Trine 4 Out Now

Puzzle-platformer game Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince from Frozenbyte and Modus Games is now available on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

As fourth installment of Trine series, 2.5D puzzle-platformer game Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince from developer Frozenbyte and publisher Modus Games is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players would step into the fantasy land of Trine by stepping into the shoes of Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight or Zoya the Thief for an epic adventure to find Prince Selius and bring him back to Astral Academy.

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Trine 4 Out Now

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Selius is a prodigy of magic but having serious trouble to control his abilities, which causes his power to make nightmares of people a reality. Even the three legendary heroes couldn't escape the grasp of their own nightmares unfortunately.

Amadeus, Pontius and Zoya will be exploring some nicely designed levels full of mystery while facing off enemies. You will come across many obstacles from menacing monsters to physics-based innovative puzzles on your way.

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Creatures of Nightmare

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Both Amadeus and Zoya have new abilities to unlock that will make them more skillful in combat than they usually are. You can switch and swap between them on the go and use their unique abilities to overcome any challenge thrown at you.

Co-op gameplay has two variations of Classic mode with just three players and Unlimited mode to choose up to four of them. Playing through single-player right before trying other two modes will get you most unique experiences in each run.

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Fantastical Fairytale Landscapes

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Modus Games released an official overview trailer of the game earlier to let players know what it is all about.




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Frozenbyte has made a complete overhaul of the renowned puzzle-platforming franchise with the game by including more action and challenges for players for a complete storied adventure to enjoy with a group of friends.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince debuts as a fully standalone experience and those who are new to the series can surely try out Trine: Ultimate Collection that collects all four titles into one package bundle for all available platforms.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Call of Duty: WWII on Humble Monthly Bundle

Call of Duty: WWII, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been added to Humble Monthly Bundle for November.

To prove that having an ongoing subscription to Humble Monthly bundle will always give you the bang for your buck, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: WWII has been revealed as one of their early unlock games for November 2019.

Although a best-selling FPS title from developer Sledgehammer Games was already enough for next month, adding two more widely popular games; Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy may seem way too generous.

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Call of Duty: WWII on Humble Monthly Bundle

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All three of these above-mentioned titles from publisher Activision are coming to for PC platform and have some impressive number of sales figures under their belt as well as generally favorable reception from both critics and fans.

By paying a minimum monthly amount as low as only $12, members are getting a mix of AAA and indie games on Humble Monthly Bundle via Steam codes that are generally revealed on first Friday of each month and yours to keep forever.

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For September 2019, Humble provided a total value of $179 in a lineup of Distance, God's Trigger, Guacamelee! 2, Mothergunship, Slay the Spire, Squad and State of Mind, including exclusive Humble Original game Shady Knight.

For this month, members are getting their hands on Avernum 3: Ruined World, Override: Mech City Brawl, Planet Alpha, PUSS!, Roman Sands, Sonic Mania and Spiral Scouts that largely contributes to a total monthly worth of $174 only.

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October 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Also, turn-based strategy game BattleTech from developer Harebrained Schemes and publisher Paradox Interactive comes with Flashpoint expansion DLC and Shadow Hawk Pack featuring skins for a more wholesome experience.

Subscribers get up to 20% discount on any purchase they made on Humble Monthly and 5% of their overall monthly proceedings go to various charity. Plus, Humble Trove gives you access to a large collection of more than 60 DRM-free games.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 Adds Online Play With Friends

Nintendo releases an online update for Super Mario Maker 2 that finally adds online "Play with Friends" feature.

Back in June 2019, side-scrolling platform game Super Mario Maker 2 was released for Nintendo Switch by developer/publisher Nintendo, featuring only cooperative and competitive online modes in multiplayer except "Play with Friends".

Players have been clamoring for some time to include the named aspect and without an announcement, they decided to drop a sudden update that lets you to play online with friends, essentially upgraded the game to version 1.1.0.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Adds Online Play With Friends

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Both multiplayer co-op and versus modes can now be played alongside people on your Switch friends list. Aside from uploaded levels on Course World, saved levels on Coursebot can be selected and played with friends as well.

You can have voice chat support via Nintendo Switch Online mobile app when your friends are online. Coursebot levels will no longer require you to connect to internet for playing and "Nearby Play" also adds multiplayer modes.

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"Play with Friends" Feature Added

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Up until now, Super Mario Maker 2 was restricted to random matchmaking and lacked "Play with Friends" option for long and thanks to a long-awaited automatic update; everyone can finally play user-created levels with a party of friends.

Leaderboards section will show a list of official course creators with more info and some quality-of-life improvements are deployed. Nintendo may see a surge in player count following their latest patch for Super Mario Maker sequel.